/ Asked by Jeanne
As an office manager, having three employees requesting the same entire day off and having suspicions about why, am I able to require them to provide proof about where they were? Two say they have court dates, and one says she has an appointment "made a year ago", in a town 90 minutes away. They are chummy outside of work. They know that having all 3 of them absent is a hardship.
Answered by Wendy, Hiring Expert at Pitney Bowes, on Thursday, February 7, 2019
You need to have consistent policies in place.  Going forward days off will be given to those who ask first then by seniority.   No more then one employee will be allowed to be off at the same time. In case of an emergency and you need a day off and someone else has it off, please provide documentation why this day is a must need.  Make it clear!  Treat everyone the same.  
Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Cardinal Health, on Thursday, February 7, 2019
It depends on your current policy for requesting time off. If you don't have a policy in place, I would agree with Wendy that it is important to implement something going forward and consistency is key. You can approve time off requests on a first come, first served basis. If someone does request time off but you can't approve it because too many people already have it, you could at that point request proof of court date, doctor's appointment note, etc. With that being said, if you have an HR department, I would ensure that you confirm a new policy with them prior to implementing anything.
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